NEWS & LEGAL ARTICLES

Estate Planning

Changing Your Will or Trust

Although no one wants to create problems between beneficiaries of the estate, even small handwritten changes can create great problems.

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Estate Planning

What Happens: No Will, No Trust

Even if you have never signed a will or trust, you have an estate plan. Some of you may be asking, “How?” The answer is the state has a “default estate plan” for those without their own.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Doing proper estate planning for a “yours, mine and ours” family presents many special challenges. This article sets forth problems and provides solutions for what spouses can do when addressing concerns related to blended families.

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Estate Planning

Is a Living Trust Right for You?

The use of a revocable trust (sometimes referred to as a “living trust” or “family trust”) to plan one’s estate has become very popular. Despite the popularity of the revocable trust, revocable trusts are not without their potential problems.

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Estate Planning

Trust Disputes vs. Probate

A will or living trust may also create a separate trust when one spouse dies, in order to shield up a significant portion of the estate from later estate taxes. Such trusts are designed to save money by avoiding probate fees and delays, and by deferring or reducing estate taxes.

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